College of Education
This degree promotes innovative approaches to literacy research/education and helps teachers enhance their knowledge of literacy with linguistically diverse learners, which puts them in a position to take leadership roles at the campus, district and community levels. Students will learn to balance theories with current literacy practice and to develop, implement and assess literacy curriculum.
This 100% online program is flexible and accelerated, which makes it easier for full-time teachers.
Students become specialized literacy professionals focused on literacy education who can work in linguistically diverse settings.
This degree prepares certified Texas teachers for additional professional certification as a Reading Specialist.
Andrea Rios grew up in El Paso and Juárez, and studied to become a teacher. The certified educator wants to become a reading or curriculum specialist to enhance her ability to assist struggling bilingual students. Andrea enrolled in UTEP’s M.Ed. in Literacy Education to gain the necessary skills to help create, modify and plan student-driven curricula that will help them thrive.
Graduates who earn this degree are in high-demand as instructors. They also can become curriculum developers, literacy specialists or consultants in publishing and industry, doctoral students, community college instructors and adjunct faculty.